The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on February 24, 2000 · 12
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The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 12

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A12.VTIII- VANCOUVER Sl!N. I I ITUSIUY. FEBRUARY 2-4. 2000 .WORLD. Stranded killer whale rescued in Japan SI OFF $8.50 ADMISSION ADULTS $8.50 SENIORS $7.50 CHILDREN (7-14) $2.00 Siniors' Day S2 before Noon, Thursday and Friday ES3 hours EZ1 Lome, if j- jjjx ..vl. ,.,!, nvatuii, .Jv ., Kg I SHOW , Jl Mf 1 i.T. !' " O (Hi -fj wb itr 'tonic t (MijCHdfcr FEBRUARY 23-27 c 1 w BC PLACE STADIUM VANCOUVER Wed. Fob. 23,1 p.m.-10 p.m. - Thurs. Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. c; cl, ic in , , in - 1 I I I. I 11', -J, IV il.lll, - IV '.111. Tike mMuiiii ami exchange your transfer at the show. Sat iq a,m, iq pim. We'll give von a IRK RIDE HOME (I zone faresaver), r , ' n Sim, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. u V.ilnl (in regular JH.5U admission only. Not valid witli any oilier coupon or oiler, l imit otic coupon per customer. lf--i (Lb B$ I ((JJWIiTinn DMSgnnllEIHOT You'll find items like: To Start... Lobster Bruschetta Lobster Bisque For Dinner... The Ultimate Seafood Platter for Two Fire-grilled Sirloin & Lobster Thermidor New York Steak topped with Lobster & Shrimp Fire-grilled Sirloin & Caribbean Lobster Tail I lb. Live East Coast Lobster Fire-grilled Sirloin topped with Lobster & Shrimp Rotisserie-roasted Prime Rib & Lobster Thermidor Lobster & Shrimp Fettucini WATERFRONT RESTAURANT o Call now for reservations! wmtm Fire-Grilled Sirloin topped with Lobster & Shrimp for $16.99 or I lb. Live East Coast Lobster for $19.99 with this coupon 'Offer good for up to two people upon presentation of this coupon. Valid until Mar. 1 9.0O. Not valid with any other offer. English Bay Richmond New Westminster White Rock Horseshoe Bay 669-2225 273-7014 525-3474 536-7320 Z'ZTi SHINTARO NAKANEAP GUIDED TO SAFETY: Rescuers aboard a small boat tap metal rods in the water near' a killer whale in the Horikawa River on their way to driving it safely into the deeper water of a nearby port in Nagoya in central Japan on Wednesday. The five-metre-long whale entered the narrow river Tuesday morning from the port and swam about four kilometres upstream before becoming stranded. Species-rich 'hotspots' lift conservation hopes Scientists say more than a third of species live exclusively on 1.4 per cent of land area. ASSOCIATED PRESS OXFORD Scientists who prepared an inventory of Earth's shrinking wilds have reached an astonishing conclusion: More than a third of the planet's plant and animal species exist exclusively on a scant 1.4 per cent of its land surface. The researchers said the findings show that saving a large share of the world's species from extinction isn't an overwhelming task. They believe conservationists just need to fo cus on safeguarding 25 species-rich "hotspots" mostly tropical rain forests. Some of the richest hotspots are in Madagascar, Brazil, the tropical Andes, the Caribbean, and Borneo, Sumatra and other islands in Southeast Asia. "The whole point of this is that for a few hundred million dollars a year, focused on these hotspots, we can go a long way toward guaranteeing maintenance o f the full range of diversity of life on Earth," said Russell Mittermeier, president of Conservation International, and one of the study's authors. The British-American team relied on previous research to tally the numbers of land species that inhabit Earth's remaining pristine forests, grasslands and other habitats. Fish and insects were excluded. Because some of the tropical areas remain unexplored, the researchers had to rely on experts' best estimates. The team identified 25 "hotspots" covering two million square kilometres. That relatively tiny expanse sustains 44 per cent of Earth's plant species and 35 per cent of its non-fish vertebrate animal species. 1- p - ( ! h.i p I I V t ' I VY J 1 1 ruLL It's e-business or out of business. 65 of the Fortune 100 run Oracle for e-business. www.oracle.com J Assisted suicides can go awry, researchers find REUTERS with BLOOMBERG BOSTON When a doctor hastens the death of a terminally ill patient, the end is not always easy, says a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists from the Netherlands, where euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide have been legal for years, found that such efforts frequently go awry. When patients tried to kill themselves using drugs pre-scribed by a doctor, the medication did not work as expected in 16 per cent of the cases. In addition, technical problems or unexpected side effects occurred sev en per cent of the time. ,4 ' Problems surfaced so often that doctors witnessing the attempted suicide felt compelled to intervene and ensure death in 18 per cent of the cases, says the report. "This is information that will come as a shock to the many members of the public including legislators and even some physicians who have never considered that the procedures involved in physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia might sometimes add to the suffering they are meant to alleviate," Dr. Sherwin Nuland of Yale University School of Medicine says in the Journal. Attn: School Administrators Teachers ECE Elementary Secondary Mainstream and Montessori credentials: completion enhancement A flex-time and variable-delivery program (classes tutorials challenge examination) to complete or enhance teacher credentials Program participants must work (paidvolunteer) at schools during coming school year. Intensive weekday studies 9.30-3.30 July-August; weekend options thereafter. Participation and fees vary according to individual requirements (outcomes). Credential streams are likely for ECE completion, Montessori- Primary, Elementary, and Secondary. Depending upon their prior preparation and scope of participation in the program, individuals will receive the associate, bachelor, or master degree. TQS standing and renewed MACTE membership are intended this year but not assured. www.vcn.bc.cawunicolse98.htm www.montessori.ca Initially contracting schools include the following: Enchanted Wood, Richmond Children's House, Squamish Grace Montessori, Whistler Montessori Daycare, Vancouver Pemberton Montessori, Pemberton Tendercare Centre PB5, Richmond Westwood Montessori, Coquitlam Other collaborating schools are welcome. BC Montessori Teachers College Vancouver University www.vcn.bc.cawunicolsname.htmrVaccreditation , 4

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